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Pueblo Police identify suspect in deadly shooting

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Posted at 10:51 PM, Sep 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-07 17:55:33-04

PUEBLO — Pueblo Police have identified a suspect for a deadly shooting that happened early Monday morning.

Police say it happened around 2:30 a.m. and were called to the 200 block of E. 3rd Street for a shooting.

When officers arrived they found a man who had been shot. The man was taken to the hospital but later died.

The Pueblo County Coroner has identified the deceased as 36-year-old Eric Trujillo of Pueblo.

Approximately two hours after the shooting, police responded to Sancho’s Bar & Grill located at 628 E 4 Th Street for another shooting. A man had been shot, and was taken to the hospital, he remains in stable condition.

Detectives with the Pueblo Police Department have identified 31-year-old Nicholas Tumblin as the suspect for both of the shootings.

Tumblin was later arrested on October 6 in Raton, New Mexico on the charges of 1st Degree Murder for the death of 36-year-old Eric Trujillo and Attempted 2nd Degree Murder charges for the shooting at Sancho’s Bar & Grill.

Tumblin is a parole client with previous local arrests for Prohibited Use of a Weapon and Distribution of a Controlled Substance.

If you have information about this incident please contact Detective Cardona at (719) 553-3385 or Pueblo police dispatch at (719) 553-2502. To remain anonymous, contact Pueblo Crime Stoppers @ 542-STOP (542-7867) or www.pueblocrimestoppers.com.
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